Creatine is one of the best-studied aids for improving workout results. So why aren’t you taking it yet?
View Linda’s article on Muscle & Fitness Magazine
We know guys love supplements that help them gain mass and build strength. But many women tend to shy away from ingredients that promote size, fearing that they’ll get too bulky. That’s one reason many women still don’t reach for creatine when they’re picking out supplements to boost their workout results. But before you discount this well-studied strength aid, take a moment to consider the following benefits:
YOU’LL BUILD LEAN MUSCLE
Your muscle cells naturally make creatine phosphate, which when broken down provides immediate energy to muscle fibers. When you supplement with creatine, your body can store more of this energy-giving molecule, strengthening the contractions of the muscle fibers. That means you can pump out more reps—and build more muscle—when you’re training.
YOU’LL TRAIN LONGER (SO YOU’LL BURN MORE CALORIES)
Creatine supplementation helps your muscles replenish their energy stores, so you can train harder for longer periods. Here’s how: During any strenuous activity, your body gets its energy from a molecule called ATP, or adenosine triphosphate. During a complex metabolic process, ATP is broken down into ADP (adenosine diphosphate). Creatine helps add back a phosphate molecule to ADP, so your muscles once again have more ATP to work with and you can continue to burn it up at the gym.
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